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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Rose Looks Forward To Getting To Know Tralee Better

August 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE new Rose of Tralee said she is looking forward to getting to know the town better over the course of her reign. Maria Walsh, who was representing Philadelphia in the competition, was speaking in the Town Park for the annual Rose Garden photoshoot. The 27 year old explained that she […]

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Orlagh Winters: A Week Where Tralee Rivalled Anywhere For Style

Orlagh Winters: A Week Where Tralee Rivalled Anywhere For Style

August 20, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

WELL folks that’s it for another year, we have our winner! Maria Walsh is our new Rose of Tralee and we here at TraleeToday.ie wish her the very best of luck for the coming year. We will be looking forward to seeing her style and glamour over the coming 12 months. Speaking […]

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Zoe’s World: Backstage Pass To A Fashion Masterclass

Zoe’s World: Backstage Pass To A Fashion Masterclass

August 20, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Fashion Show was amazing. Did I watch it? No, but I got one better, I worked at it. Everyone knows that I am a Team Upfront girl and don’t worry, that hasn’t changed. But I moved from my role of Backstage Manager and Boss’s Girl to […]

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Kerry-born Abu Dhabi Rose Visits Recovery Haven

Kerry-born Abu Dhabi Rose Visits Recovery Haven

August 20, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE Abu Dhabi Rose was welcomed to the Recovery Haven on Tuesday and was thanked for her fundraising efforts for the cancer support centre. Patrice McGillycuddy from Killorglin, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi,  was aware of the work of Recovery Haven as her sister had previously supported the […]

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Photos: Bonny Babies, Dog Shows And Family Fun In Pearse Park

Photos: Bonny Babies, Dog Shows And Family Fun In Pearse Park

August 20, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

PEARSE Park on Monday was the venue for some fantastic fun for all the family. The main event was the ‘Bonny Baby’ competition, around 30 babies took part in what was fierce competition of the very cute kind. The victorius baby was Lexie Grace, second was Ciaran Sheehan and coming […]

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New Rose Of Tralee Maria Is Still Going For Mayo On Sunday!

New Rose Of Tralee Maria Is Still Going For Mayo On Sunday!

August 20, 2014 at 12:19 am Comments are Disabled

SHE may be the new Rose of Tralee, but Maria Walsh is still going for Mayo on Sunday. The 27 year old woman, representing Philadelphia, was born in Boston but moved to Shrule in Mayo back in 1994  and still holds allegiance to the red and green. At the press […]

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And The Winner Is…Philadelphia!

And The Winner Is…Philadelphia!

August 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm 1 comment

THE Philadelphia Rose, Maria Walsh was crowned Rose of Tralee 2014 tonight in the Dome. The 27 years old native of Boston, Massachusetts was shocked after her name was called out by Daithi O Se at 11.30pm tonight. Maria is a Studio Manager for Anthropologie, a clothing and lifestyle brand. More […]

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Viewing the Airshow from Denny Street on Sunday were, from left: Evie Giles, Isabella Sands, Rosie Giles, Emma Sands, Dylan Sands and Billy Giles. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Skyfest 2014 Wows Onlookers All Over Town

August 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you happened to be driving around town during Sunday afternoon you may have spied people craning their necks to the skies, to take in what has now become a feature of the festival, the Skyfest. Though it took a while to kick off – because of some blustery weather […]

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Rose Betting: Abu Dhabi A Firm Favourite With The Bookies

Rose Betting: Abu Dhabi A Firm Favourite With The Bookies

August 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY-BORN Abu Dhabi Rose, Patrice McGillycuddy, is the favourite as of this afternoon (2.30pm) to win  the Rose of Tralee title. The Killorglin native is 13/8 with Paddy Power while Carlow’s Miriam Smyth is second favourite at 11/4. Cork Rose, Anna Geary, is 4/1 followed by Kerry Rose, Mary Hickey […]

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Tralee Keeps Up Its Clean Image In Latest IBAL Results

Tralee Keeps Up Its Clean Image In Latest IBAL Results

August 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE can take bow after the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) shows that the town is “Cleaner than European Norms”, and in 18th position in the ranking of 40 areas surveyed. “Another excellent result for Tralee with seven out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top […]

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Abby, Emma, Ellie May and Lavinia with their dogs Billy, Ollie and Sally at the Paws and Tails Dog Show in the Town Park on Monday. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Dog Day Afternoon In The Town Park

August 19, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw a host of canine lovers invade the Town Park for the annual dog show. There were numerous categories including Best Dressed, Small, Medium and Large Dog and Dog of the Show and hundreds enjoyed the fun which also included terrier racing. Ryan Higgins was there to capture some of […]

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At the Rose Fashion show were, from left: Catriona Sayers, Noreen Sayers, Patricia Sayers, Kitty Sayers, Margaret Trant. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Photos: More Stylish Ladies At The Rose Fashion Show

August 19, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  OK, this is our last batch of photos from The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Fashion Show on Sunday night in The Dome. We took 60 photos on the night, not to mention our short videos featuring our fashion columnist, Orlagh Winters, interviewing a host of stylish local ladies and […]

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Aoife, Ciara and Maeve Trant enjoy a snack at the Boherbee residents pre-parade party on Saturday night. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Boherbee Residents Throw A Pre-Parade Party

August 19, 2014 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE residents of Boherbee came out on the streets on Saturday night for their annual pre-parade party. The local traders and residents decided to join in the festive atmosphere of the Rose of Tralee  by holding a party with live music, fun races and much more. TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins was […]

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Video: ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ Folks, It’s Derek Ryan Live On Denny Street

Video: ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ Folks, It’s Derek Ryan Live On Denny Street

August 19, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH Country Superstar, Derek Ryan, took to the stage on Monday night and played to eager music fans. See the Carlow man perform his hit, ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ here. Video courtesy of Martin Houlihan.  

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Rose of Tralee, Haley O'Sullivan, presents the Rose Cup to  Seamus Harty, captain of Na Gaeil team.  Also included is Coiste Thra Li's Padraig MacAmbhlaiobh and John Slattery. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Na Gaeil U13 Side Wins Rose Cup While Stacks Take Shield

August 19, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

By Adrienne McLoughin WITH an entry of 15 teams, the annual Rose Cup U13 football tournament was hosted in Tralee on Saturday by Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club (Ballyrickard) and Na Gaeil GAA Club (Killeen.) The semi-finals and finals were played at Killeen. In the Cup competition, Na Gaeil defeated Killarney […]

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New Rose Sculpture Officially Unveiled

New Rose Sculpture Officially Unveiled

August 19, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the Roses joined Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Mr. Paschal Donohoe TD at the official unveiling of the Roses sculpture on the Tralee Bypass on Monday. ‘The Roses’ sculpture, which cost €74,000, and consists of three red roses on their stems was created by Mayo sculptor, Rory Breslin, as part of the […]

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At the Rose Fashion show were, from left: Haley O'Sullivan, Jean O'Callaghan, Lyndsey O'Sullivan, Mary Devlin and Sara Devlin. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Video/Photos: Yet More Glamour And Style From The Rose Fashion Show

August 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose Fashion Show was attended by over 1,600 people at the Dome last night and we were there to capture all the style (see previous videos and photos here and here). See our fashion columnist Orlagh Winters interview stylish women from the event in the video below and scroll […]

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Lucy O'Shea, Anna O'Shea, Yvonne Duggan, Catriona Keane, Ethel Meehan and Paula Cregan with their medals having completed the Rose Of Tralee 10k run at Denny Street on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Huge Crowd For The Rose Of Tralee 10k Run

August 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International 10k drew an enormous crowd of runners to the start at the Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. There were serious athletes and casual runners as well as some fancy-dressed members of the Born To Run club who decided to run as Roses and Escorts. The […]

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Video/Photos: More Style From The Rose Fashion Show

Video/Photos: More Style From The Rose Fashion Show

August 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  DON O’Neill promised high-octane Red Carpet glamour and he didn’t disappoint after bringing his most spectacular gowns to The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show in the Dome. The Ballyheigue native, who is based in New York, said the 1,600-strong audience was bigger than attendances at any […]

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Video: See Walking On Cars Perform On Denny Street

Video: See Walking On Cars Perform On Denny Street

August 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

DINGLE’S Walking On Cars rocked music lovers on Denny Street last night with a huge crowd turning up for the gig. See the video (courtesy of Martin Houlihan) for a brief excerpt from the show, a fantastic performance of ‘Catch Me If You Can’…

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Bookmaker Willie O'Donovan hands over the winnings to the Clare Rose Joanne O'Gorman and her Escort Dan Gallagher at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Racing Fun At Ballybeggan…And The Roses Turned Up!

August 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great fun to be had at Ballybeggan over the weekend for the Kerry International Horse and Pony racing. The crowds weren’t as big as hoped, but it proved to be an entertaining couple of days with some of the Roses turning up on the Saturday for a flutter. […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Get The Frizz Out Of Your Hair

Mary O’Donnell: Get The Frizz Out Of Your Hair

August 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE waiting in a very humid airport during the Summer, my husband turned around, looked at me and started laughing. In between his fits of laughing he said “go look at your hair”. I was like a cross between Diana Ross and one of the Jackson Five, but yes, very funny. […]

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Video/Photos: The Style At The Rose Of Tralee Festival Fashion Show

Video/Photos: The Style At The Rose Of Tralee Festival Fashion Show

August 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE fashion highlight of the year did not disappoint on Sunday as the Dome was packed for The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show. New York fashion designer, Don O’Neill showcased red carpet gowns from THEIA’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection and he was just one of a star-studded line-up of designers and […]

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Roses in playful mood during the Rose Parade on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Fireworks As The Roses Dance On The Streets

August 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

THE Saturday night parade always ends with a bang and this year was no exception as the sky was lit up with fireworks. DJ Brian Hurley also got the Roses, Rosebuds and Escorts dancing in front of the massive crowd on Denny Street as the video below shows. They sure […]

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VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

August 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Tralee for last night’s parade and we were there to capture the atmosphere. It may have been late (about 9.15pm) but it was worth it to see the fantastic colour of the floats and the participants. If you were there you might even […]

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Katie, John and Rachael Ahern, Tralee, with New Zealand Rose Lisa Bazalo at the Rose Signings in The Brogue Inn on  Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Meeting The Roses At The Brogue

August 17, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  A GREAT feature of the Saturday of the festival in recent years is the autograph sessions attended by the Roses in three locations in town. There was a great atmosphere in The Brogue where the Australian and New Zealand Roses chatted with locals, posed for photographs and signed autographs […]

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VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

August 17, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  HE’S the main man tomorrow and Tuesday so Orlagh Winters caught up with Rose of Tralee host, Daithi ó Sé, to find out how he was feeling about the Festival. He also talks about how “immaculate” the town of Tralee is looking and what a great place it is for […]

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Horses in the parade ring at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 17, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY. A day of rest. Yeah, right! With all the events going on you’ll barely have time to catch your breath. Here’s how we recommend you spend your time… Rose of Tralee International 10k Where? Starts at Tralee Wetlands, end in Denny Street When? 11am – 1pm With the weather supposed […]

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Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the week that’s in it I decided to give a wander around The Mall and Denny Street to see what the street traders were serving up. I love this aspect of the festival. Many, many years ago, punters engaged in a sort of food roulette when they bought a burger […]

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Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEAR is key to our very existence so therefore to give it its due respect I will be discussing fear and the different aspects involved with it over the next few articles. So let’s begin! What is fear? In my own words ‘fear is a reaction of my body to an […]

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